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The First Philippine Embroidery Exchange

 Zita Agaid, Tinggian weaver from Namarrabar, Abra and Alida Tagorda, piña embroiderer from Lumban, Laguna join Patis Tesoro during her talk on national identity through textile during National Arts' Month last Feb 21 & 22, 2016 in San Pablo, Laguna. 

Zita Agaid, Tinggian weaver from Namarrabar, Abra and Alida Tagorda, piña embroiderer from Lumban, Laguna join Patis Tesoro during her talk on national identity through textile during National Arts' Month last Feb 21 & 22, 2016 in San Pablo, Laguna. 

The #EmbroideryExchange last 20-21 February 2016 at PatisTito Garden Café coincided with National Art's Month, where Patis Tesoro imprinted the importance of national identity on textile through: A talk on the piña process: From plant to finished product, and a presentation of indigenous artisans from Northern and Central Luzon, collaborating for the first time in Philippine history. 

 Book signing. Patis signs her book 'The Art of Philippine Embellishment' brought by students from Philippine High School for the Arts. 

Book signing. Patis signs her book 'The Art of Philippine Embellishment' brought by students from Philippine High School for the Arts. 

The 2-day cultural fair was well-attended by students of life and lovers of art from all-over the country. Booths displayed Patis Tesoro dresses, designs on textile & drawings, her antique collection, handicraft products from Mindanao brought by Menor Usman, handwoven textile from Abra, hand-embroidered pina textile from Lumban, organic herbs, local delicacies, natural remedies and fresh fruits & vegetables. 

After the talk on the piña process in the morning, followed by a buffet of home-cooked native dishes, the Agaid clan of Tinggian artisans gave a colorful performance appreciated by the guests who came for merienda. 

The Embroidery Exchange was the first of its kind in the Philippines.

We are honored and humbled with how this cultural fair turned out and that is thanks to everyone who supported us:

Inquirer Lifestyle's Marge Enriquez and Angel Guerrero's Adobo Magazine team led by Irma Mutuc and Anna Gamboa were also in attendance who interviewed Patis, thanks to Susan Claire Agbayani's article in BusinessWorld. Artists At Maculangan of artbooks.ph, Tess Pettyjohn, Annatha Lilo Gutierez, Tony Mariño, artist Cristina Grisar Brias from Chile, retired and former first counselor of the French Embassy Hugues-Antoine and wife Janet Suin, Metropolitan Museum of Manila's President, Tina Colayco and staff Etsy Bagos & Desi Tolentino, artist Florencia Guillen from Mexico, Tweetums Gonzales, Nanette Medina, Becka & Dado Jose, Jun Valeña, Maribel Tesoro, Dara Villonco, Ixi Mapua, Paula Anntoneth O, Jean Dee and Chase of jaddstudio.com, Tim Dacanay, Alodia Cecilia, Tim Dacanay, Moira Lang, Michael Kipping, Bob and Mila Lane of Silahis Arts & Artifacts, Ann Mercado of Casa San Pablo, Rosalie Blume, Mela Balcazar, Ixi Mapua, Joe Geronimo, Noemi Marasigan, Theresa Dizon-de Vega, Camille Mamaril, Irene Javier, Herminio Eguia, Elaine Monasterial, Lanie Tigas who came all the way from Bataan, Mariel Lim, Danielle Guillen,Gaile Guevarra, Willhelmina Garcia,  

 

 

Regrowing Philippine Cotton

Dr. Edison Rinen is in the house! Well, actually at the farm of Patis Tesoro in Tesoro del Monte in Tiaong, Quezon.

Dr. Edison Rinen and members of Phil-FIDA (Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority) from the Philippines' Department of Agriculture (DOA) has visited Tesoro del Monte in Quezon Province once a month to facilitate a learning workshop on cotton production that began on November 24, 2014. 

In a land area of more than 500 square meters owned by Patis Tesoro, cotton was planted in varying soil conditions to assess which type of soil is suitable for the kind of cotton Patis wants to produce wherein organic cotton has never been planted before in the province of Quezon. 

With the help of the Department of Agriculture, farmers and land-owners learned the essential conditions of the cotton seed, soil and weather conditions and also learned the different types of pests that are harmful and helpful in the success of cotton cultivation. 

 Harvested cotton worked on by mother and daughter in PatisTito Garden Café.

Harvested cotton worked on by mother and daughter in PatisTito Garden Café.

No pesticides used here but we have learned how to manage pests organically.

Although the targeted cotton yield of 10 kg was not met (only 2 kg was harvested within the 7-month training duration), it was determined that roughly 4,000 cotton seeds are to be planted to achieve the goal in the next period which will be compliant to the regulations of the Department of Agriculture in producing Philippine organic cotton. 

Ultimately, we are very happy with the fruitful turnout of this collaboration between our government and Patis Tesoro, which actively contributes to the sustained revival of Philippine Cotton.

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From Seed To Show

PhilFIDA Director Dr. Edison Rinen of Region I and II gives his opening remarks at the Farmers' Field School on Cotton Production held in Tesoro del Monte, Quezon, Philippines.  He credited Patis Tesoro's invaluable contribution to the revival of cotton farming among other fibers.

The opening message of Dr. Edison Rinen of the Department of Agriculture's Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (Phil-FIDA) at Tesoro del Monte, Quezon for the second session of the Farmers' Field School on Cotton Production enhanced the already positive morale of the participants last February 9, 2015.

The Phil-FIDA Director of Regions I and II stated that Patis Tesoro's enthusiasm in the revival of abaca, pinya and this time, Philippine cotton, further inspired Phil-FIDA to continue the Farmers' Field School which began last November 24, 2014. Watch the youtube video.

And as the revival of Philippine cotton continues, the fashion show of Patis Pamintuan Tesoro for Rustan's,  "La Collection Rouge" at the Sofitel Plaza last February 17, 2015, shows a promising future for the fashion industry in the Philippines where locally grown indigenous and organic raw material can create sophisticated yet self-sustainable works of fashionable clothing that the country can truly be proud of.

With Rustan's Marketing Head, Dina Tantoco and Tim Yap. 

With Yasmine Hidalgo, PR of Sofitel Plaza Manila. 

Being interviewed by Joseph Garcia of BusinessWorld. 

With Film Producer Moira Lang, Nina Tesoro Poblador and the husband and wife founders of OurAwesomePlanet.com, Anton and Rache Diaz.

Inspired by French Chinoiserie design, "La Collection Rouge" is Patis Pamintuan Tesoro's fashion collection for Rustan's.

Philippine Cotton Revival Begins

The Department of Agriculture's Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (Phil FIDA), headed by Region I & II Director Dr. Edison Rinen, with Patis Tesoro, began the planting of cotton in Tesoro del Monte last November 24, 2014 in Tiaong, Quezon. 

Patis, together with farmers of Tesoro del Monte and the staff of Phil FIDA collaborated to initiate the participatory action research on sustainability of planting indigenous and commercial cotton in this part of Southern Luzon, which aims to revive Philippine cotton in this region.

This is an exciting start for the local textile industry. Patis Tesoro has been recognized as a major proponent of the revival of pineapple fiber for piña textile which she spearheaded in the 1980's.  She has been working with FIDA since then and is excited to collaborate with them now that they have merged with the Cotton Development Authority to form Phil FIDA.

Stay tuned for updates as the research and development ensues. Meanwhile, support your local textile industry! 

 Patis Tesoro and Phil FIDA at the  Farmer's Field School on Cotton Production

Patis Tesoro and Phil FIDA at the Farmer's Field School on Cotton Production

 Patis Tesoro and Dr. Ed Renin during the ceremonial planting of cotton. 

Patis Tesoro and Dr. Ed Renin during the ceremonial planting of cotton. 

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